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dupuytren's disease

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 9, 2009
  • 04:10 PM

On April 9 2009, I had hand surgery on both hands...right hand- trigger fingers middle and ring also bone removal on thumb...left hand- trigger middle and ring fingers...now, Aug. 9 both hands are much worse than before surgery on ALL sites that were operated on...I saw another hand specialist last week and in a matter of minutes said that I had Dupuytren's Disease, from what I understand it was lying dormant until stress (surgery) caused my hands to explode...I have done a lot of research since and found a doctor in Jupiter, Fl who does needle aponeurotomy...emailed pics to him and said I needed to get the thumb under control first...I'm going back to original doc Aug. 20. The thumb is still grinding and very painful...I'm taking 2400mg of Ibuprofin and Vicodin...hard to function without. How does a doctor who specializes on only hands miss this disease? Meanwhile, I haven't worked all this time and afraid to go back, unsure that I can perform my job properly (flt. attendant). My original doctor has been taking a wait and see approach and keeps telling me this is REALLY rare. Also my hand therapist said that there was something wrong and I was basically wasting my time continuing. I do not have diabetes, which is common with DD.

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